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Video: REGSA Pilot Project Chile

The video shows instructions about the use of the electric vehicle. The different vehicle components are shown, security issues that must be considered, procedure for turn on/off the vehicle and the use of the vehicle pick-ups for the tasks of waste management or agriculture works.

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Communities with Renewable Energies in South America

This book was prepared as part of the REGSA Project (Renewable Electricity Generation in South America).

As we all know, there is a perceived need to foster the use of electricity from renewable sources in developing countries. This is also so in South America, where renewable energy can be useful as a tool towards energy security and poverty reduction in areas off the grid.

This book congregates the information, know-how and expertise from one of the work packages (WP4) which focused on feasibility studies
on renewable electricity generation technologies. It was meant to gather information on potential approaches and practices, on one hand, and to facilitate a dialogue among various stakeholders, on the other. They started from appraisal of the energy situation in the REGSA Project's countries (i.e. Bolivia, Brazil and Chile) and identified sustainable practices which are deemed as feasible.

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Book: Environment and Sustainable Development

The book contains a set of papers presented at the REGSA Conference held in Florianopolis, Brazil, in May 2014. The event was undertaken as part of the project “Promoting Renewable Electricity Generation in South America” that aims at contributing to an increase of the renewable energy share of the electrical power generation in Bolivia, Brazil and Chile” (REGSA).

Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report:"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Book: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Production

The book contains a set of papers presented at the REGSA Conference held in Florianopolis, Brazil, in May 2014. The event was undertaken as part of the project “Promoting Renewable Electricity Generation in South America” that aims at contributing to an increase of the renewable energy share of the electrical power generation in Bolivia, Brazil and Chile” (REGSA).

Renewable energy, or energy producedfrom a source that is not permanentlydepleted, is a fast growing field. Sunlight, wind, flowing water, geothermalheat and plants are examples of renewable energy resources that can be produced today without damaging theirability to be produced in the future.

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New REGSA newsletter No. 8 available

The REGSA newsletter gives an insight into the efforts and results made by the different partners.
It is now available at: http://regsa-project.eu/

   

Book: Bioclimatic Architecture and Sustainable Urbanism

The book contains a set of papers presented at the REGSA Conference held in Florianopolis, Brazil, in May 2014. The event was undertaken as part of the project “Promoting Renewable Electricity Generation in South America” that aims at contributing to an increase of the renewable energy share of the electrical power generation in Bolivia, Brazil and Chile” (REGSA).

Architecture and urban development are guided by sustainable planning and management visions, which promote interconnected green space, a multi-modal transportation system, and mixed-use development. There is a perceived need for public and private partnerships, which should be used to create sustainable and liveable communities. In addition, policymakers, regulators and developers should support sustainable site planning and construction techniques that reduce energy consumption, foster energy efficiency and create a balance between comfort and energy friendly practices.

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Renewable Electricity & Socio-Economic Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Developed and Developing Countries

International REGSA Seminar

9th September 2014, Hamburg

The access to electrical energy has a key role with regards to the socio-economic development and poverty alleviation in particular. The local generation and use of renewable energy offers a significant potential for the local economic development apart from different environmental benefits. In presentations from European and South American speakers as well as in discussion rounds the challenges and opportunities of renewable electricity generation for the socio-economic development will be highlighted.

This seminar will offer a forum for German key actors in the renewable energy technology transfer and development cooperation sectors, to exchange experience between each other and to enter into a dialogue with representatives from Latin American universities. This seminar seeks to promote the exchange of experiences between universities, NGOs and enterprises working in international renewable energy technology transfer. Moreover, it aims to initiate partnerships and contribute to closer networking between institutions in the field of renewable energy and development cooperation.

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New REGSA newsletter No. 7 available

REGSA newsletter 07 is now available at:

http://regsa-project.eu/

   

Video: TV report about REGSA (german)

 

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Renewable Electricity Generation in South America: Renewable Energy Generation Scenarios

Access to electrical power plays a key role in socioeconomic development and poverty alleviation in particular. Local generation and use of renewable energy offers significant potential for local economic development as well as a number of environmental advantages. However, the lack of rural electrification in many regions is a major impediment to economic development.
Even though most South American countries have specific and well-defined strategies as well as plans to improve the generation of renewable energy, the actual implementation process is threatened by a wide range of legislative, financial, political, and technological problems.

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Comparative Analysis of Institutional and Technical Conditions Relevant for the Integration of Renewable Energy in South America

Latin America traditionally has been seen as an undistinguishable region with common characteristics in terms of political economy, natural resource, and institutional conditions.

This approach has favored the implementation of theoretical models of public policy with questionable results in terms of effectiveness and efficiency because of the lack of recognition of the significant differences across the region in institutional, economic and technical issues. This book seeks to make a contribution to building better policies for promoting renewable energy in electricity generation based on a detailed, country-specific analysis of the operation of markets, institutional capacity and specific NCRE potential for the region which includes: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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